West Virginia Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
What are catastrophic injuries?
Certain injuries are so devastating that the individual involved will suffer permanent damage and lifelong pain. These include injures such as spinal cord injuries, cases of severe burn injuries, and traumatic brain injuries; these injuries can be so severe that the injured victim will never have the life they had prior to the accident and may be hospitalized for the rest of their lives. Catastrophic injuries can also include amputations, numerous fractures, loss of eyesight and neurological disorders. One thing is consistent with catastrophic injuries, and that is the tremendous financial burden that these injuries bring upon victims and their families.
The victims of catastrophic injuries may have the right to seek justice and financial compensation for their injuries when they occur as the result of another party's careless or negligent actions. Regardless of what your injury may be, it is wise to contact a West Virginia injury attorney who is experienced in handlings these types of cases. Here at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, our legal team understands the hardships you are dealing with and we are here to help.
Spinal Cord Injuries, Burn Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Those who have suffered spinal cord damage may suffer long-term rehabilitative needs and may even be permanently disabled either with paraplegia or quadriplegia. Spinal cord injuries can bring about enormous costs, and the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center reports that the average cost is as high as $200,000. Very few people can afford the exorbitant expenses of a spinal cord injury, and it is wise to seek help from a skilled personal injury lawyer who can assist you in filing a claim for compensation.
The survivors of burn injuries are put through some of the most painful and horrific injuries that a person can experience. Burn injuries can be the cause of an open flame, household chemical, gasoline, explosion, and other sources, and can bring about tremendous medical bills for the rest of a survivor's life. Burns not only cause intense physical pain because of damaged nerve endings, but they also bring about emotional and psychological effects because of disability and disfigurement. Burn injuries can also lead to years of treatment, including painful skin grafts and surgeries to attempt to address disfiguring scars.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Also known as TBI, traumatic brain injuries can happen when damage to the brain is caused by an outside force such as rapid acceleration, a nearby blast, traffic collision or blow to the skull. Whatever the cause may be, a traumatic brain injury can result in a permanent impairment that causes detectable changes in the mind's ability to function properly. An estimated 1.7 million people suffer from TBI injury every year, and automobile accidents and truck accidents are some of the most common causes. TBI can bring about cognitive disorders, physiological impairment, psychiatric disorders, physical symptoms and more.
After a traumatic accident, the accident victim may need to have a limb or extremity amputated because of the injuries that he or she has sustained. Amputation removes diseased or dead tissue and relieves pain, and amputees often incur enormous medical bills and expenses because of this surgery. Rehabilitation after an amputation can be a long and difficult process, and some amputees also go through psychological counseling as well. Our firm may be able to help you and your loved ones recover compensation if you have suffered an amputation because of another person's negligent or reckless actions, so please do not wait to call our firm if you are going through the process of amputation.
Regardless of whether you have suffered one of the above injuries or a broken bone, the injured victim will never have the life they had prior to the accident; some may be hospitalized for the rest of their lives. In any such case, you must get help from an attorney. We can also file wrongful death claims in cases of
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Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries
The compensation for damages in these cases will be very high value, as permanent disability requires medical care and treatment, and there are often serious complications beyond the original injury. The claim must address both economic and non-economic damages, including medical bills, both now and future, nursing care, medical equipment, reduced earning potential and others. There are also non-economic damages, including the pain and suffering and loss of qualify of life that is so extreme in these cases.
At Mani Ellis & Layne PLLC, our aggressive legal team of West Virginia lawyers has recovered many millions of dollars for our injured clients over our 35 years of combined legal experience. We are aggressive advocates for the injured and do not back down until the claim is satisfied fairly, or we proceed to trial. As experienced trial lawyers, we do everything possible to persuade the jury to award a large amount in damages, as is only fair in cases of catastrophic injury. Call our caring team today toll-free at 800-900-0673 for a consultation to discuss your case and how you can receive the best legal help in West Virginia.